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Old 10-03-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Subarctic Mountain Climate in England
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Seems to me grocers were around since the beginning of our country.

I doubt the tea talked about in the colonial days was sold only in hardware stores
As I said "groceries" come under the category of "survival" I mentioned in the first post. That's what money is useful for. Anything else like happiness creativity imagination innovation and our inner resources and money has no value. The recourses generate the value. Like the expression says money isn't a companies value its people are.

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Old 10-03-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Read history of Germany in 1920's folks, can happen here too.
Money is an delusion, at the end of the day a trap that keeps you heart from living the life it wants to live.

Native American standard morning greeting was "It's a good day to die".not meaning they were necessarily hoping for same that day, but recognizing the fact that a life not lived in the moment was a life not worth living.

Someone put it"the masses of men live lives of quiet desperation"
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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----"It's a good day to die"--

The only time I heard that saying it was in a paperback about accounts from troops during WWII.

During a landing at daybreak in the South Pacific, the troops were told to look to their left and look to their right------3 men accounted for.

They were told ----" when that sun that is about to rise sets tonight, only one of you will be alive.

Many young guys were shaking and some were wetting their pants.
A more seasoned guy stood up, took a drag on a cigarette , looked to the dawn in the east and said--------" It's a good day to die "

Sorry to go off topic, continue on.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Money does offer a degree of security. If you are strapped and not quite making it from pay check to pay check it is just a fact of life that something is going to happen once in a while that will cause you a hardship. It is especially true when you are responsible for supporting a family.

Having a bit put aside to buffer against the minor calamities you can reasonably expect can change your outlook and your life.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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----"It's a good day to die"--

The only time I heard that saying it was in a paperback about accounts from troops during WWII.

During a landing at daybreak in the South Pacific, the troops were told to look to their left and look to their right------3 men accounted for.

They were told ----" when that sun that is about to rise sets tonight, only one of you will be alive.

Many young guys were shaking and some were wetting their pants.
A more seasoned guy stood up, took a drag on a cigarette , looked to the dawn in the east and said--------" It's a good day to die "

Sorry to go off topic, continue on.
The guy who stood up was John Wayne.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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...Like the expression says money isn't a companies value its people are.
A company's value is that it can sell its goods or services.

Its people can be the salt of the earth, but if what they produce or do does not sell it is irrelevant that they are.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Here's one way I look at about having money.

If you have a problem and it takes money to fix it, and you have the money to fix it, then you don't have a problem.

This is not original to me - but was passed on by a friend.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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----"It's a good day to die"--

The only time I heard that saying it was in a paperback about accounts from troops during WWII.
At the risk of turning this into a Movie thread, Chief Dan George and Dustin Hoffman also said it in "Little Big Man". Sorry, back on topic.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Here's one way I look at about having money.

If you have a problem and it takes money to fix it, and you have the money to fix it, then you don't have a problem.

This is not original to me - but was passed on by a friend.
Nope, If anything this is a grand example of "just throw money at and it will go away". People need to learn to think things through to find other solutions to all their needs and problems.

A savvy person learns how to do much with little to no money.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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" little money"------yes
"no money"----------no
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